HB 2371

83(R) - 2013
Criminal Justice

Vote Recommendation

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Jeff Leach

Bill Caption

Relating to creating the offense of voyeurism.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication is anticipated on the State or local governments.

Bill Analysis

Summary: Under current law, individuals caught peeping are charged with a Class C misdemeanor for disorderly conduct. HB 2371 creates a voyeurism offense under the Sexual Offenses chapter of the Penal Code (21) and makes the offense a Class B misdemeanor.

Analysis: HB 2371 would help identify potential sexual predators by making a distinction between an individual unintentionally peeping and an individual peeping with sexual intent. HB 2371 promotes limited government by separating malicious individuals from careless individuals. We recommend voting yes on HB 2371.